Chickasha Woman Arrested On Child Neglect, Drug Complaints

Monday, April 11th 2016, 10:21 pm
By: News 9

Court documents report a 4-year-old child was taken into emergency DHS custody after police found meth at a Chickasha home.

The mother, 41-year-old Jennifer Tucker-Ladd, was arrested on complaints of child neglect and other drug crimes.

According to the probable cause affidavit, officers conducted a trash pull several days before her arrest, finding burnt foil, a box used to hold pocket scales and a crystalline substance believed to be meth.

When police went inside the home on W Mississippi Avenue where Tucker-Ladd lived with her daughter, they said the place was an "absolute wreck."

The affidavit said there were "clothes everywhere, holes in the walls, dog feces on the floor in almost every room of the house."

It also said there was "old and rank food" on the floor and in the refrigerator.

But aside from the mess, police said there were dangerous things within reach of her small child; loose and opened knives, various open chemicals and drug paraphernalia.

Investigators said a spoon with residue and a loading straw field-tested positive for methamphetamine and a syringe in an orange soda can was found in the trash.

The house is about 630 feet from Bill Wallace Early Childhood Center, police said.

Tucker-Ladd also faces one felony count of possession of a controlled substance within 1,000 feet of a school, according to the affidavit.

Residents in the area did not want to go on camera but said the home and this neighborhood have a history with drugs and violence.

Tucker-Ladd's bond is set at $150,000.